The next Assassin's Creed will be subtitled Valhalla and take players into a new Viking scenario. Something that attentive The Division 2 players knew much more about thanks to an inconspicuously placed teaser. But as Ubisoft now explains, this reference was to the upcoming Viking Assassin's Creed not officially planned at all.
How was Valhalla teased in The Division 2?
We remember: In a museum in The Division 2 you can spot a poster with a warrior wearing a white and red robe. He holds a spear in one hand and a ball in the other reminiscent of the Eden apple from Assassin's Creed. The lettering "Valhalla" is emblazoned above him.
For the fans it was clear: This is a teaser! After all, it was already rumored at this time that Ubisoft wanted to take you into the age of the Vikings. And as it now turned out, the fans should be right: The lettering "spoiled" the exact title of the next Assassin's Creed!
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The teaser was "pure coincidence"
With the official announcement of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the developer now breaks his silence and explains to the Stevivor website: The teaser was actually none. At the time, the new branch was not even supposed to have a permanent name.
How did the picture come into play? The Viking image only made it into the game because The Division is being developed in Sweden and the team wanted to incorporate some of its Nordic culture. Ubisoft can't even say if the artist in charge knew anything about AC Valhalla's upcoming announcement.
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